The former Cardiff City player had been in international wilderness for over two years following his spat with coach Stephen Keshi after his exclusion from the squad to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
According to him, the love from fans meant more to him while stating his delight at the recall.
"This is to thank all my Naija fans for the support. Even before the recall I dey feel the love. That means more than the recall to me," Odemwingie tweeted.
The 32-year old who was on target for Stoke as they spanked Fulham 4-1 on Saturday afternoon at the Britannia Stadium also joked about Channel TV’s portrayal of his recall.
"Thanks for the congratulations. The return of the prodigal son Channels TV said? Anyhow una call am I am pleased to be back," he said.
He boasts of nine goals in 55 appearances for the senior national team since making his debut in the Super Eagles’ 3-0 defeat of Kenya on May 4, 2002.